Overview

There can be few hotels in the world that are more seamlessly integrated with their natural surroundings than Hotel Moka. With trees growing through the very structure of the building - and the main atrium lobby built right around a magnificent lime tree - this is a truly magical place where you will feel intimately connected and at one with nature.

  • Charming colonial hotel in the sierra del rosario biosphere reserve This is one of the most unique hotels in Cuba, set amidst the forested hills of Las Terrazas less than 50 miles west of Havana.
  • Breathtaking views through the trees to the lake Guests can enjoy the natural surrounding from the terrace or balcony, where there are tables and reclining chairs. The bathrooms have an big bath at the base of an enormous window, looking out into the woods. The rooms are equipped with all modern conveniences.
  • Tiered atrium lobby with lime tree The spectacular tiered atrium lobby is built around a lime tree, with branches that disappear into the skylight. It is a spectaular area for a relaxing drink.

Hotel Moka has been purposefully designed to reflect and complement the forested hills of Las Terrazas and the mountains of the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. Surrounded by gorgeous plants, trees, rivers and waterfalls, Las Terrazas itself is a village focused on art, eco-tourism and sustainable living based on the sensitive and careful use of natural resources. Its name refers to the hillside terraces on which 5,000 hectares of lush new forest has been cultivated.

Guests at Hotel Moka can explore Las Terrazas and learn all about this important and impressive ecological project with a three hour scenic walking tour. Alternatively, for a more unusual way to enjoy the area's amazing scenery, you could try the canopy tour, during which you'll get to safely fly amongst the tree tops on steel cables.

There are plenty of other activities and excursions on offer when you stay at Hotel Moka, including hiking, trekking, bird watching, horse riding and exploring the ruins of the 19th century coffee plantations. Alternatively, when you're looking for something a little less active, you can visit one of the nearby restaurants or art studios, or simply sit back and enjoy Hotel Moka's beautiful lakeside location and wonderful atmosphere.

Despite their natural construction, rooms at Hotel Moka are comfortable and include plenty of modern conveniences for international travellers. The accommodation benefits from air conditioning, private bathrooms and satellite TV. Rooms in the main hotel have their own furnished balconies with incredible views. Alternatively, for an exclusive look at authentic Cuban family life you can choose to stay in a guesthouse alongside the local community, in rooms decorated with stunning works by local artists.

Hotel Moka is located about 45 minutes west of Havana, and is easy to reach either by road or via the convenient Havana to Vinales bus service, which stops in Las Terrazas.

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Average THP customer rating

3.5 stars

3.5/5 from 5 reviews

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